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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Thomas Drake
NSA whistleblower, NSA Senior Executive, 2001-2009
CURRENT 06/17/2013
(Is there to know at this point about what the NSA does?) I think there is a lot more, I think we've only seen the tip of the iceberg. As I’ve said more than just jokingly, NSA we wiretap the world. This is a vast systemic surveillance system. It is huge, and it's far larger than it's ever been acknowledged before although a number of us have been talking about it for quite some time. It's now coming out the initial contours of how large this really is.
Jane Mayer
Staff Writer for The New Yorker
KQED 05/13/2014
Narrator: But to make sure the NSA would not spy on U.S. citizens, Binney and the other analysts had built in privacy protections. Mayer: It anonymizes who it's listening in on, unless there's a court warrant that makes the identity of that person clear. Drake: If you knew that it was U.S. person-related, it would be automatically encrypted. That was part of the design of ThinThread. Wiebe: It had a data privacy section. That was working very well, protecting citizens and innocent people by encrypting the data and not allowing analysts to look at it even. Narrator: Drake was ecstatic. The experimental program could monitor massive amounts of data, but the encryption would protect the privacy of individual Americans. He took it upstairs to the top deck.
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